Founded in 1973
The Hall of Fame was founded in 1973 by the National Council of Patent Law Associations, now the National Council of Intellectual Property Law Associations, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Previously located in Akron, OH, the Hall of Fame was moved in 2008 to the campus of the USPTO in Alexandria, VA.
Inspiration for Generations.
The new Hall of Fame opened its doors on May 22, 2014, and each of our more than 500 Inductees is represented with the gallery of icons. This grand display depicts each patent that launched an ambitious inventor to this pinnacle of achievement. Interactive kiosks allow visitors to explore our unrivaled archives in depth.
Whether you’re uncovering inspiring facts about our Inductees or witnessing our education programs in action, a wealth of knowledge is at your fingertips.